iCivics and Discovery Education will present a special virtual viewing party for students and teachers in observance of Constitution Day 2019. Politics and government can often seem like the dominion of adults, and school-aged children may not realize that they too have a voice in American society. Through participation in this Virtual Viewing Party, students will see examples of the rights the Constitution gives to them, how those rights are protected, and how they can use those rights to make their voices heard. The on-demand event will take place on September 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Online registration is open.
Plus: Discovery Education has created a collection of activities for K–12 classrooms to drive discussion, ignite students’ natural curiosity, and connect the content in the virtual viewing party to teachers’ curriculum.
Few American artists loom larger than Langston Hughes. He wrote novels, plays, short stories, films, librettos, children’s verse, newspaper columns, translations, and memoirs, and edited several important anthologies. But most of all, he remained a poet. From “Dreams” to “Let America Be America Again,” he explored social conscience and class difference with lyric beauty and music.
Filmmaker Ken Burns’s website, UNUM, is a new way to explore American history through scenes selected from across more than 40 documentaries. Visitors to the site can explore stories and topics by Themes, Events, People, Wars, and Time, as well as by AP US History Themes. For example, the UNUM short film “The Mythology of Monuments” explores what role monuments play in our culture.
Pithy and powerful, poetry is a popular art form at protests and rallies—from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter. The poems of protest, resistance, and empowerment on the Poetry Foundation’s website call out and talk back to the inhumane forces that threaten from above.